The morning of 21st February 2015 we knew a lifetime of memories and adventure awaits us. The energy of unconditional love and raw excitement was blowing through the majestic Helderberg Mountains. Initially my late father had introduced us about 8 years ago and we had been blessed with a beautiful baby girl 6 months prior to our wedding day. The purity of our love for one another had skipped many a beats in anticipation for unifying our love in the eyes of Our Creator.
I have never felt so content and calm as on the day whilst I was getting ready to present myself in the most beautiful way possible to my future husband. Our hearts, minds, and spiritual beings are committed to one another and to declare this in front our honorary guests made the concept of marriage so unique.
Having my close friends and family with me whilst getting ready, sipping champagne and laughing at silly jokes contributed towards the special occasion in numerous ways. It was a true blessing to have my mother next to me adding the final adjustments to my dress it brought tears to my soul. The support was not just provided on that day, but presented in a way that we knew they would support us throughout our lives.
My uncle John had agreed to walk me down the isle in honor of my father. He surprised me wearing a top hat and a cane. This added the final touches to my wedding day. Driving in the car with him and my Maid of Honor, my heart was racing and I was wishing the traffic away in order to get to venue faster.
Holding onto my uncle’s arm as I was walking towards my future husband, I paused for a moment appreciated the scenery of the Hottentots Holland Mountain range, the lush Oak trees and the vineyards. I gave him a big hug holding in my tears of joy.
The ceremony went smoothly, with words of eternal truth being spoken. Once all the formalities had been taken care of the guests enjoyed canapés, refreshments and Bottomless Coffee played acoustic music in order to keep the celebratory atmosphere alive.
Our photographer Abri Kruger captured our day in such a way that the love and joy can be felt through his images.
The reception hall was decorated in a crisp clean minimalistic manner; I did not want unnecessary arrangements to distract the beauty of the unity of our love. Walking into the hall seeing everybody clapping their hands and laughing made me know the party was about to start. The speeches had us all in tears, but they ended in an uplifted manner leaving us and our guests feeling inspired and adored. I will always cherish my husband’s speech; will hold it dear to my heart throughout our lives together.
First dance, cutting the cake (which my mom had baked) and the toss of the bouquet and garter paved the way for guest interaction and officially opening the dance party! We received numerous amounts of compliments, warming our hearts knowing that the guests are having a splendid time.
The perfect evening ended off with a touch of humor. Once Tinkie and I arrived at our guesthouse, we realized we were locked out... So in the middle of the street I had to take off my wedding dress, put on his blazer jump over the gate to go fetch the keys that was behind a pot plant at the front door.
Huge compliments to Kobus Dippenaar (dress designer) and Sarah Vieira Da Cruz (Make Up Artist) your natural talents made me look and feel like a true princess.
Thank you to everybody for all your love and support. We appreciate it with every sense of our being. Many blessings.